United Nations. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

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Name: United Nations. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) (CERD)
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Criminalization of homelessness in U.S. criticized by United Nations

WASHINGTON(IPS) — A United Nations panel reviewing the U.S. record on racial discrimination has expressed unusually pointed concern over a new pattern of laws it warns is criminalizing homelessness.U.S. homelessness has increased substantially in the ... [Published Madison Times - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Progress along the arc of social justice

A recent UN committee session provided an opportunity for social justice advocates to help shape future policy toward ending ongoing racial discrimination and human rights violations in the United States.While August saw dozens of large-scale “hands-up” ... [Published The Hawaii Independent - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

US Slammed For Failure to Fulfill Legal Obligation to “Eliminate All Forms of Race Discrimination”

Three weeks after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) published a report detailing how the United States has failed to fulfill its legal obligations under the International Convention ... [Published Global Research - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

NAACP Commends Concluding Observations from UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discriminatio

Issues of voting rights, felony disenfranchisement, racial disparities in incarceration, racial profiling among other NAACP Game Changers addressed by the UN CERD Committee’s Report(BALTIMORE, MD) – The NAACP applauds the UN Committee on the Elimination ... [Published NAACP - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 2 reports

United Nations officially slams American cops as 'racists'

In the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri police shooting of Michael Brown, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) claims that ethnic and racial minorities in the United States are victims of "oppression by authorities and apparently ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Police Feel Heat From the UN

Police officers in the United States are feeling the heat as the U.N. call for a stop to excessive force. The U.N. racism watchdog petitioned for the United States to stop its use of excessive force by police officers on Friday. After the fatal shooting ... [Published The Guardian Express - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 2 reports

United Nations condemns U.S. racism as reverberations over Ferguson continue

(0 votes, average 0 out of 5)Written by Louis Weisberg, Staff writerSunday, 31 August 2014 07:38Ralliers showing solidarity with Michael Brown and the black community of Ferguson, Missouri, march down West State Street in Milwaukee on Aug. 18. –Photo: ... [Published Wisconsin Gazette - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 7 reports

UN committee finds racial discrimination still prevalent in America

After the U.S. Human Rights Network presented information on continuing racial discrimination and human rights violations, the committee submitted a report with recommendations for the U.S. government.The 85th session of the UN Committee on the Elimination ... [Published The Hawaii Independent - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 5 reports

U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality

The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.Minorities, particularly African ... [Published Network Journal - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 4 reports

CERD calls on HRC to hold special session on Iraq

GENEVA, Aug 26 (KUNA) -- The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) requests the Human Rights Council to convene a special session on the human rights situation in Iraq.This special session has to consider establishing a commission ... [Published Kuwait News Agency - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

Reproductive Justice Activists Testify Before UN About Health Care Discrimination

by Feminist Newswire on Aug 21, 2014 • 1:24 PM No CommentsA joint study by three major women’s health advocacy groups calls attention to the overwhelming disparity in health outcomes for women of color in the United States. The results of the study are ... [Published Feminist Majority Foundation - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

XINHUA - CERD concerned over Japan's racist statements, actions prevalence

CERD concerned over Japan's racist statements, actions prevalenceContributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.GENEVA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has voiced concerns over prevalence of racist statements ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Aug 21 2014]

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The Committee's Concluding Observations criticized the "disproportionate rate at which youth from racial and ethnic minorities are arrested in schools and are referred to the criminal justice system, prosecuted as adults, incarcerated in adult prisons, and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole." The Committee's statements come as a Commission established by Governor Cuomo of New York is developing recommendations to raise New York's age of criminal...
"For example, a recent study by the Urban Institute found substantial evidence of racial disparities in justifiable homicide outcomes of cross-race homicides nationwide. A key finding was that Whites who kill Blacks in "stand your ground" states are far more likely to be found justified in their killings" stated the report
...the U N Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) claims that ethnic and racial minorities in the United States are victims of "oppression by authorities and apparently targeted by whites with the self-defense laws." As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal on Aug...
"This is not an isolated event and illustrates a bigger problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training of law enforcement officials" Amir added

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